Educational attainment, at least completed post-secondary, population 25+, female (%) (cumulative) - Country Ranking

Definition: The percentage of population ages 25 and over that attained or completed post-secondary non-tertiary education.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Luxembourg 68.17 2015
2 Belarus 63.47 2009
3 Georgia 61.62 2017
4 Canada 58.62 2011
5 Uzbekistan 58.57 2016
6 Lithuania 58.43 2017
7 Kazakhstan 56.72 2009
8 Cayman Islands 55.68 2015
9 Puerto Rico 55.35 2017
10 Australia 53.00 2018
11 Singapore 51.53 2018
12 Latvia 51.20 2018
13 Israel 49.96 2015
14 United Arab Emirates 49.18 2017
15 Estonia 49.06 2018
16 Armenia 48.32 2017
17 United States 46.44 2018
18 United Kingdom 45.13 2017
19 Ireland 43.90 2017
20 Norway 42.28 2017
21 Sweden 42.24 2017
22 Denmark 41.90 2018
23 New Zealand 41.83 2016
24 Cyprus 41.83 2018
25 Qatar 41.06 2017
26 Moldova 40.85 2012
27 Finland 40.12 2017
28 Mongolia 40.11 2010
29 Ukraine 39.89 2001
30 Venezuela 39.74 2016
31 Belgium 37.07 2017
32 Bahrain 36.14 2018
33 Korea 35.66 2015
34 The Bahamas 34.66 2010
35 Germany 33.59 2018
36 Andorra 32.63 2016
37 Switzerland 32.59 2012
38 Poland 32.51 2016
39 Cuba 31.98 2012
40 Netherlands 31.90 2018
41 Iceland 31.86 2005
42 Japan 31.75 2010
43 Slovenia 31.67 2017
44 Spain 31.48 2018
45 France 30.98 2017
46 Saudi Arabia 30.80 2017
47 Kyrgyz Republic 30.49 2009
48 Sri Lanka 30.18 2009
49 Austria 29.18 2017
50 Hungary 28.89 2016
51 Bulgaria 28.48 2017
52 Malta 27.68 2018
53 Oman 27.17 2015
54 Turkmenistan 27.08 1995
55 Greece 26.38 2016
56 Hong Kong SAR, China 26.16 2017
57 Macao SAR, China 26.00 2016
58 Azerbaijan 25.98 2017
59 Dominican Republic 25.86 2016
60 Panama 25.77 2010
61 Jordan 25.72 2010
62 Kuwait 25.56 2018
63 Trinidad and Tobago 25.45 2011
64 Slovak Republic 24.55 2017
65 Costa Rica 23.43 2018
66 Philippines 23.15 2017
67 Iran 22.89 2016
68 Colombia 22.73 2018
69 Bolivia 22.16 2015
70 Portugal 21.99 2018
71 Chile 21.92 2017
72 Serbia 21.89 2017
73 Malaysia 21.72 2016
74 Argentina 21.44 2016
75 Peru 21.15 2018
76 Czech Republic 19.75 2016
77 Croatia 18.33 2011
78 Brazil 18.29 2018
79 Montenegro 17.81 2011
80 Romania 17.81 2017
81 Jamaica 17.74 2011
82 Mauritius 17.66 2018
83 San Marino 17.45 2018
84 Paraguay 17.21 2018
85 St. Lucia 17.17 2013
86 Barbados 17.06 2000
87 Greenland 16.74 2015
88 Turkey 16.59 2017
89 Iraq 16.48 2013
90 Tonga 15.93 2011
91 Italy 15.85 2015
92 Belize 15.81 2010
93 Uruguay 15.72 2018
94 Mexico 15.34 2018
95 Samoa 15.21 2011
96 Ecuador 15.07 2017
97 Tunisia 14.79 2016
98 Fiji 14.56 2007
99 Lebanon 14.28 2007
100 Tajikistan 14.04 2017
101 Nigeria 13.83 2006
102 Russia 13.80 1989
103 South Africa 13.69 2017
104 Thailand 13.45 2010
105 Egypt 12.67 2017
106 Albania 12.40 2012
107 Cabo Verde 12.32 2015
108 Bangladesh 11.42 2018
109 North Macedonia 10.73 2002
110 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10.48 2018
111 Syrian Arab Republic 10.27 2009
112 Monaco 10.10 1975
113 Vietnam 10.10 2009
114 Honduras 10.06 2018
115 Indonesia 9.91 2018
116 Cameroon 8.82 2010
117 Guatemala 8.58 2014
118 Ghana 8.07 2010
119 Bhutan 7.99 2017
120 Zimbabwe 7.71 2017
121 El Salvador 7.71 2017
122 Algeria 7.39 2008
123 India 7.17 2011
124 Brunei 6.95 1981
125 Kenya 6.76 2010
126 Pakistan 6.17 2017
127 Lesotho 5.63 2008
128 Uganda 5.54 2012
129 Nepal 5.34 2011
130 Libya 5.20 1984
131 Tuvalu 5.11 1991
132 Namibia 5.08 2001
133 Dem. Rep. Congo 4.99 2016
134 Senegal 4.55 2017
135 Liechtenstein 4.55 2000
136 Eswatini 4.24 1986
137 Ethiopia 3.78 2011
138 Mali 3.55 2018
139 Rwanda 3.42 2018
140 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3.42 2017
141 Côte d'Ivoire 3.40 2014
142 Suriname 3.36 2004
143 China 3.08 2000
144 Cambodia 2.72 2015
145 Guinea 2.49 2014
146 Guyana 2.43 2002
147 São Tomé and Principe 2.18 2012
148 Angola 2.00 2014
149 Tanzania 1.82 2012
150 Seychelles 1.68 1971
151 Togo 1.53 2011
152 Myanmar 1.50 1983
153 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.41 1980
154 Mozambique 1.41 2017
155 Congo 1.10 1984
156 Dominica 0.99 1981
157 Niger 0.96 2012
158 Chad 0.94 2004
159 Benin 0.80 2002
160 Liberia 0.80 1974
161 Grenada 0.78 1981
162 Burundi 0.77 2014
163 Central African Republic 0.74 1988
164 Afghanistan 0.54 1979
165 Haiti 0.45 1982
166 Kiribati 0.41 1978
167 Botswana 0.37 1971
168 Sudan 0.30 1983
168 Mauritania 0.30 1988
170 Malawi 0.25 1998
171 Zambia 0.23 1990
172 The Gambia 0.09 1973
173 Burkina Faso 0.00 2014

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Development Relevance: A relative high concentration of the adult population in a given level of education reflects the capacity of the educational system in the corresponding level of education. Educational attainment is closely related to the skills and competencies of a country's population, and could be seen as a proxy of both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the stock of human capital.

Limitations and Exceptions: Caution is required when using this indicator for cross-country comparison, since the countries do not always classify degrees and qualifications at the same International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) levels, even if they are received at roughly the same age or after a similar number of years of schooling. Also, certain educational programmes and study courses cannot be easily classified according to ISCED. This indicator only measures educational attainment in terms of level of education attained, i.e. years of schooling, and do not necessarily reveal the quality of the education (learning achievement and other impacts).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: It is calculated by dividing the number of population ages 25 and older who attained or completed post-secondary non-tertiary education by the total population of the same age group and multiplying by 100. The number 0 means zero or small enough that the number would round to zero. Data are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics mainly from national population census, household survey, and labour force survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011.

Periodicity: Annual